Media Release 22nd February 2017
The Prime Minister Bill English and Justice Minister Amy Adams have made it clear that the government has no plans to decriminalize abortion. The current calls by ALRANZ for decriminalization flies in the face of everything that is now known about the humanity of the unborn child through 3D and 4D ultrasound scans.
ALRANZ an organisation with only around 100 persons has recently conducted a poll on attitudes towards abortion. The poll is an attempt to solicit support for decriminalization.
Right to Life believes the poll is deceptive. The first questions in the poll asks if the respondent would be likely to support abortion if the pregnant women is likely to die without an abortion and another if they would support abortion if the mothers health was likely to be permanently harmed without an abortion. Data from the UK has indicated that between the years of 1968 and 2011, 6.4 million abortions were performed in England and Wales. Of these less than 0.5 percent were necessary to save the life of the pregnant women or to save her from permanent injury. Less than half of one percent. Right to Life believes ALRANZ uses these lead questions in its poll to arouse sympathy in the respondent for abortion.
If today we can deny the status of the unborn child as a human being endowed with a right to life, there will be nothing to stop us in the near future from denying the humanity of the aged, the disabled and the seriously ill and disposing of them. [Read more…]